Shareholders are important and institutional shareholders – such as pension funds – can hold significant power, especially when they work together to influence the board. Boards that ignore the demands of activist or institutional investors will be challenged. The chairman, chief executive and others will be expected to communicate their strategies and meet the expectations of the company’s largest stakeholders. Some shareholders acquire their stake in the company in order to promote a political or social agenda, or to derive personal benefit through corporate actions such as divestments. Boards must consider the possible demands and needs of these different types of shareholders and create plans and strategies in preparation.
- The role of institutional investors
- Investor activism
- The sustainable company
This training workshop is suitable for:
- Non-Executive Directors wanting to understand their role;
- Other Board members wishing to refresh their knowledge and skills;
- Chairs of organizations, Chief Executives, Company Secretaries, Other Heads of organizations;
- Professionals, practitioners, and managers in corporate investment, as well as Leaders in state owned enterprises, public, voluntary, and non-profit organizations;
- those needing to get to grips with good governance such as Inhouse counsel and Regulatory and Compliance professionals.
Upon completion of this training workshop, you will be able to:
- Describe the different types of institutional investors (shareholders).
- Explain the principle objectives institutional investors seek to achieve from their stake in companies.
- Consider strategies for responding to the demands of these types of shareholder.